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I am seeing ...



denfer
Czech Republic

I am seeing ...
 
Hello everybody,
 
Could you help me ?
I know I can say: I am seeing my boss this afternoon. (meeting)
but can I say :
Im seeing the film with Mark this Friday. (meaning going to the cinema)
Thank you
 

3 Mar 2013      



mirela.sorina
Romania

you don t see a film; u watch it!

3 Mar 2013     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I m seeing the film with Mark this Friday is fine. 

3 Mar 2013     



denfer
Czech Republic

Thank you

3 Mar 2013     



yanogator
United States

I agree with Lynne. "I m seeing the film with Mark this Friday" is fine, and commonly used.
 
Bruce

3 Mar 2013     



spinney
United Kingdom

I m seeing a film with Mark this Friday, is correct as it s using the present continuous as close future.
I m seeing a film now, would not be correct. In that sense it would have to be, I m watching a film now. 
We don t use the verb see in the present continuous if the verb means to see with the eyes
However, the doctor is seeing a patient, is correct because it means meeting.
We tend to collocate the verb see with film/movie in the past, future, present perfect, sometimes the present but never the present continuous (meaning at this time). For that we would use the verb watch.
And now I have a headache and need to take an aspirin! Ouch

3 Mar 2013     



wasla31
Tunisia

Thanks a lot spinney for your answer. I am sure it helps denfer.
I hope you re OK now you made me laugh a lot
  "And now I have a headache and need to take an aspirin! Ouch"

3 Mar 2013     



yanogator
United States

There are some other cases in which "see" can be used in the present continuous. You can tell the doctor "I m seeing spots before my eyes", indicating that it s happening right now, but not necessarily all the time (which would be indicated by "I see spost before my eyes"). When a fortune teller looks into her crystal ball (I actually knew a young lady named Crystal Ball). djr ,ohjy dsu "I am seeing a tall stranger".
 
Bruce

3 Mar 2013     



edrodmedina
United States

Wasn t Crystal, Lucy s sister? Ed

3 Mar 2013     



denfer
Czech Republic

Thanks again. I am sorry about the headache spinney but you sacrificed yourself for a good cause
:-)
Denisa

3 Mar 2013